I am a young university student studying Digital Forensics, with brief experience in computer security (RHCE, OSCP) & the ultimate end-game goal of working for a Law Enforcement Agency.
I wonder if the experience of this forum can help me...
In the long term, what are the steps involved in granting myself potential opportunities for my desired computer forensics career..?
Would I require work experience in the police force/military?
What is the importance of previous computer security placements in the eyes of a potential employer?
Is it mandatory to take numerous certifications? (EC-Council & CompTIA certs.. etc)
Is there an escalation process to obtain certain job roles (e.g. requirement of 5 years in XYZ)
The CFHI definitely has caught my attention for future study,
But until it is worthwhile for me to take the cert, are there any cheap/free resources that i can gain practical experience with? (in the field of computer forensics)
Like pre-canned file carving exercises & hypothetical crime scene scenarios.
(an equivalent example would be the course material of the OSCP or the learning platforms from www.foundstone.com)
While i realise this post drifts and is years ahead of me, i have many questions and a lot of passion. So i appreciate & look forward to your response(s)
*edit.. typos & grammar